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• Hector had alerted Crystal Palace with impressive performances
The Reading defender Michael Hector is set to complete a £4m transfer to Chelsea later today, though the Jamaica international is then expected to remain at the Championship club on loan for the rest of the current season.Continue reading...
When the Spanish league published its list of completed transfers not long after its midnight deadline on Monday, David de Gea’s name was not on it but plenty of others were. This has been a record-breaking window for Spanish clubs, who have spent £410m on players, selling £295m worth (so far) — and that is despite the fact that neither Real Madrid nor Barcelona were, this time, the motors behind the market. Atlético Madrid and Valencia both spent more on signings. Even in net spend, the traditional big two have not spent the most: Valencia have, with £63.5m (£100m) spent in total.Continue reading...
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• Goalkeeper has a year left on contract at Old Trafford
Real Madrid will not fight to complete the signing of David De Gea after they were unable to register the goalkeeper with the Spanish league before the country’s midnight deadline on Monday.
Despite having initially briefed that they had not given up hope, Madrid will not appeal against the decision meaning that De Gea will remain at Old Trafford with Keylor Navas, who was to go in the opposite direction in a deal worth £29.3m to United, to continue at the Santiago Bernabéu. He is out of contract next summer and will be able to leave United on a free transfer.Continue reading...
- A-League champions to meet FFA Cup holders at home
- Perth Glory to host Western Sydney Wanderers
Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United will renew their storied rivalry when they clash in the quarter-finals of the FFA Cup.
Holders Adelaide United will travel to AAMI Park for the match as Victory look to improve on their performance against Rockdale City Suns.Continue reading...
- Rockdale City Suns 2-3 Melbourne Victory
- Palm Beach Sharks 0-2 Western Sydney Wanderers
- Hume City 3-1 Sydney Olympic
- MetroStars SC 0-1 Oakleigh Cannons
A Jesse Makarounas brace helped Melbourne Victory to a 3-2 win in their FFA Cup round of 16 match against Rockdale City Suns. The victory was anything but comfortable for the A-League champions though as Rockdale took the match right to them on Wednesday night at Jubilee Oval.
Victory looked good for the opening 10 minutes of the match before an inspired Rockdale featuring former A-League starters Dylan Macallister, Marko Jesic, Paul Reid and Ivan Necevski showed their wares.Continue reading...
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• Steve Cotterill’s side have lost three of their opening five games
The Leicester City defender Liam Moore has joined Bristol City on loan until January. Moore played a major role in Leicester’s 2013-14 Championship-winning campaign, and Bristol have turned to the 22-year-old to reinforce defensively after a stuttering return to England’s second tier.
The England Under-21 international made 12 appearances in the Premier League last season under Nigel Pearson but has not been selected by Claudio Ranieri in a successful opening four games this term which have propelled Leicester to third in the table, although Moore did feature in the 4-1 Capital One Cup win at Bury last week.Continue reading...
World number one tennis player Serena Williams reflects on her first-round match at the US Open on Monday and the early stages of the tournament. Her sister Venus also comments on Serena’s success, and says she hasn’t asked how she is feeling about her potential calendar grand slamContinue reading...
• India win bv 117 runs despite Mathews’s score of 110
Angelo Mathews’s batting heroics proved to be in vain as India beat Sri Lanka by 117 runs in the final Test to win the three-match series 2-1 on Tuesday.
After setting Sri Lanka a 386-run target India needed seven wickets on the final day to gift Virat Kohli his first series victory since becoming the Test captain.Continue reading...